Photographer's Note

Hi TE friends.
From my last trip to Barazil, i like to share with you some pictures from the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro.
Leblon and Ipanema share the same beach, like Leme and Copacabana. The border is a shallow canal and park known as Jardim de Ala (Allah's Gardens). Leblon is one of the best areas to stay or live in Rio.
Leblon has a romantic history. It was an area area of difficult access, and it was once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. The land originally belonged to Frenchman Charles Le Blond, who owned a fishing company named Aliança. He sold the land to Portuguese José de Seixas Magalhães.
Leblon started to grow with Ipanema, when a streetcar line connected them to the rest of the city. Leblon was at the end of the line, and it grew at a somewhat slower pace. Even though it's very cosmopolitan today, it still retains a small town charm with neighborhood shops that have been around for generations.
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Additional Photos by Yiannis Logiotatidis (logios) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 28 N: 398] (1903)
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